Ephorus Turnitin Assignments

Introduction

Ephorus is used to prevent and detect plagiarism. Students are less likely to commit plagiarism if they know that their work will be checked by a plagiarism detection tool, and if they do, Ephorus will let you know.
You can upload documents to be checked for similarities against internet sources and other student papers uploaded by students or instructors via Blackboard or the Ephorus web application. The results of the check are returned to you in the Ephorus report, a concise display of the similarities between a submitted document and found sources.

Ephorus searches in:

  • sources publicly available on the Internet
  • the UT Ephorus database:
  • documents submitted by students for Ephorus assignments in the UT Blackboard environment;documents uploaded for plagiarism detection by instructors in Blackboard or the Ephorus website
  • scientific publications (including journals) from publishers Elsevier, Springer and Oxford University Press.

It's also possible to upload documents (in a zipfile) that you don't want to check for plagiarism but that you want to add to the database as reference materials.

How to use

Ephorus can be used within Blackboard as well as outside of Blackboard. Within a Blackboard course (or organisation) there are two ways of using the tool:

  1. An instructor can have students submit documents via an 'Ephorus assignments' (individual or group assignment) that are then checked automatically for plagiarism, resulting in a plagiarism report in the course.
  2. 2. An instructor can also upload documents himself (under Control panel > Course tools > Ephorus assignment > My documents). Zipfiles can also be uploaded.

Outside of Blackboard: you can upload documents on the Ephorus website for plagiarism detection. This requires a personal acount that you can request at the contact persons listed below.

contact

For more information on Ephorus, contact:

Ellen Peters (e.m.a.peters@utwente.nl)(UT-employees excluding ITC)
Marga Koelen (m.t.koelen@utwente.nl) (ITC-employees)

Page Content

  1. Download Individual Assignment
  2. Batch Download (Instructor)
  3. Delete Assignment (Instructor)

Individual Download (Students/Instructors)

  1. Log in to Turnitin at http://turnitin.psu.edu.
  2. Enter the appropriate course.
  3. Students: Click the View button next to the appropriate assignment to view the uploaded document.
    Instructors: Enter an Assignment and click the name of the document the student uploaded to view the document.
  4. To download the original document, click the Print/Download icon in the lower left of the document window and select the Download submitted file option.
  5. To download the document with comments, click the Print/Download icon in the lower left of the document window and select the Download PDF of current view for printing.
  6. To download the Originality Report:
    1. Click the red Originality tab at the top of the document viewer.
    2. Click the Print/Download icon in the lower left of the document window and select the Download PDF of current view for printing.

Batch Download (Instructors Only)

  1. Log in to Turnitin at http://turnitin.psu.edu.
  2. Enter the appropriate course.
  3. Enter the appropriate assignment.
  4. Check the box next to Author to select all papers. A new area opens with additional options.
  5. Click the Download button.
  6. Select either the Original File or GradeMark Paper option.
  7. You will receive additional instructions on how to download the .zip file.
  8. Once the .zip file is downloaded, you will need to extract it to view contents.

Delete Student Submissions (Instructors Only)

Instructors can delete submissions by doing the following:

  1. Check the box next to the submission. This will cause a yellow box to appear at the top of the list of papers.
  2. Click the Delete link inside the yellow box.

If a students requests a complete deletion of his or her paper from the archive, instructors can submit a request through the IT Service Desk.

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